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Diatonic News - Jun-2015
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Highlights

40th PIF International "Città di Castelfidardo" - Italy
You and your harmonica in the most unusual location! WORLDWIDE
1. Slowenische Meisterschaft für Steirische Harmonika / Slovenia
2015 Summer Schedule of A World of Accordions Museum - USA
9th Accordion Art Festival - Roseto/Italia
Playing Tango during your holidays - Holland
26th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival Austin/Texas - USA
32. Donauinselfest 2015 - Wien/Österreich
Misteriosa Buenos Aires - Tango/Schweiz

Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses/Seminars/Stages, Reports etc.

Les Stages d'accordéon diatonique de Saint Pierre - FRANCE
Haapavesi Folk Music Festival - Finland
Organetti-Masterclass con Riccardo Tesi - Sardegna/Italia
Video: Andre Rieu & Carlos Buono perform Tango - Netherlands
29th Long Beach Bayou Festival - CA/USA
DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL - Ireland
Video: Adria Trailer - Italy
Folkarria - Madrid - España
New Zealand Tango Festival - Wellington/New Zealand
Video: Tango Reaction Official Trailor - Serbia
‘Accordions at the Castle’, Blackpool – UK
Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society’s Button Box Extravaganza - USA
Corsi d'Organetto - Italia
Wochenseminar/Steirische Harmonika - ÖSTERREICH
Video: Sväng plays Kyytiläin - Finland
ACCORDION weekend at the MAINE CAMP - CANADA
Harmonikaseminar in Teisendorf - Deutschland

Future events / Concerts

Harmonika-Treffen auf der Alm - Austria
Organetti Perificerici con Mario Salvi - Roma/Italia
Danças Ocultas & Dom La Nena - Spain/France
4. Tiroler Knöpferl-Harmonika-Treffen 2015 - Austria
Sväng performing at the Haapavesi Folk Festival - Finland
11de Internationaal Harmonika Festival - Belgien
BATACAZO on Tour in June 2015 - Argentinia
Harmonika-Schnupperikurs - Tirol/Österreich
Concert "Modern Tango" Manul Comté & B'Strings with Tomàs Gubitsch - Belgium

CD/VIDEO/Book (New/Reviews/Presentations)

CD "Live in Scotland" by Tim Edey - UK
New Book by Mark Söhngen - Netherlands
CD Review: L'armonica a mantice di Giuseppe Greggiati - Italy
Lernen mit Methode - Österreich

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Highlights


40th PIF International "Città di Castelfidardo" - Italy

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
The 40th PIF International "Città di Castelfidardo" competitions for accordion soloists and groups will take place from the 17 to 20th September 2015 and a special feature will be, no application fee - it is completely free to celebrate the 40th Anniversary.

Entries closing date is: 25th August 2015

Earlier this year, the new Artistic Director Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, pictured left with Castelfidardo Mayor Mirco Soprani, released the new 40th edition PIF logo, and the 2015 competition regulations. Download in Italian, English and Chinese languages at: 2015PIF

The competition includes solo, group and orchestra sections for different ages, for classical, chamber music, light music (varieté, folk, jazz, Latin American repertoire), and World Music categories which includes sections intended for diatonic accordions, bandoneons and digital accordions.

You and your harmonica in the most unusual location! WORLDWIDE

by Diatonic News
You and your harmonica – that’s all THAT is want. Be it on a backpack trip through Asia, on your vacation in the Caribbean, or in the middle of a desert. In fact, the more unusual the location is, the better!

What do you get in return? How does 1.000 Euros sound to you? That’s right: 1.000 Euros are give away from Hohner for the best photo and for the best video.

What are you waiting for?

All you have to do is follow the three steps below:

1. Take a picture or video on INSTAGRAM, with you playing your harmonica in the most unusual location you can think of, somewhere people wouldn’t really expect it.

2. Add the hashtag #EnjoyMusicEverywhere and tag HOHNER Music (playhohner). In the case of a video, just put @playhohner in the description.

3. Post it!

A five-person jury will screen the competition’s submissions and pick the two winners. It will consist of senior HOHNER executives and a well known photographer as well as an official HOHNER endorser.

Please note that the contest period is
from June 1st to November 30th 2015.

For more details please take a look at
www.enjoymusic-everywhere.com!

Enjoy!

1. Slowenische Meisterschaft für Steirische Harmonika / Slovenia

by Werner Weibert
Der erst vor kurzem gegründete Slowenische Harmonikaverband ZDHS unter seinem neuen Präsidenten Jernej Brilej veranstaltete vom 15. bis 17. Mai 2015 in Podcetrtek den ersten jemals durchgeführten Wettbewerb für die einem Nationalinstrument nahe kommenden Stei-rische Harmonika. Und das mit beachtlichem Erfolg, ließ doch die Organisation keinen Wunsch offen.

Man spielte um die Cyrill-Demian-Medaille! Um die Seriosität weiters zu unterstreichen, wurden auch namhafte Fachleute in die Jury berufen. Unter dem Juryvorsitzenden Zoran Lupinc werteten der HVÖ-Fachvorstand BA Gottfried Hubmann sowie Mag. Danijel Šegula, Dean Delgusto, Igor Zobin und Franci Kolar aus Slowenien (rechts unten). HVÖ-Präsident Werner Weibert war als Beobachter eingeladen, um seine Erfahrungen einzubringen.

Jernej Brilej und sein Team hatten jedoch alles bestens vorbereitet und so lief der Wettbewerb zur vollsten Zufriedenheit aller ab.
Umstand ist auch Jernej Brilej bekannt: Der Anteil an Oberkrainer-Literatur sollte bei den künftigen Wettbewerben eine gewisse Größenordnung nicht überschreiten. Aber man hat das sofort erkannt und ist wohl auf bestem Wege.

Am Freitagabend „duellierten“ sich beim Eröffnungskonzert bekannte Harmonika-Solisten wie die beiden in Portorož frischgekürten Weltmeister Nejc Pačnik (Slowenien) und Stefan Oberhofer (Südtirol) mit den erfahrenen Künstlern wie Gottfried Hubmann, Loui Herinx, Dean Delgusto sowie einheimischen Volksmusik-Ensembles.

Das wurde auch am Samstagabend ähnlich veranstaltet.
Der ganze Samstag war der Meisterschaft gewidmet, wobei in 6 Kategorien 43 Kandidaten ihr Können zeigten. Darunter auch etliche schon von der Harmonika-WM bekannte Namen. Aber wie so oft spielte auch hier die Tagesform eine nicht unbedeutende Rolle.

Gewertet wurde nach folgendem System: Wer zwischen 95 und max. 100 Punkten erhielt, war Sieger seiner Kategorie und bekam einen kleinen Pokal. Er durfte am Sonntag im Finale um den Titel des Staatsmeisters spielen. Nur drei Spieler schafften den Einzug ins Finale: Blaž Jamnikar Pukl, Anže Krevh aus Kat. I.B und Alen Žigart aus II. Nicht sehr überraschend und zu Recht holte sich nicht der Größte und Älteste, sondern Anže Krevh (oben mit den beiden Präsidenten Jernej Brilej/rechts und Werner Weibert) den ersten Staatsmeistertitel und bekam die große Trophäe. Er hat trotz seiner Jugend eine beachtliche Bühnenpräsenz und war schon in Portorož immerhin 7. in der Juniorenklasse geworden.

Online translation!

2015 Summer Schedule of A World of Accordions Museum - USA

by Diatonic News
The summer performance schedule of the Harrington ARTS Center is listed below. A World of Accordions Musem is located at 1401 Belknap Street, Superior, Wisconsin 54880. Helmi Strahl Harrington, Ph.D is the Curator of the World of Accordions Musem and Lead Instructor in Accordion-concertina Repair and Technicians' School. The phone number is 715-395-2787.
Email: accordion@sprynet.com

May 3 Accordion Concertina Music Studios: Student Recital
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
May 8 HARTS and AWAM display at the Depot, Duluth:Northland History Museums
Coalition event: Discover History Fair. Free and open to the public
May 23 Ethnic Evening: Finnish / Scandinavian 7:00 PM
Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
June 20 Ethnic Evening: Slovenian / Eastern European 7:00 PM
Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
July 4 Superior Parade – Float with ACM Band performing
July 4 Carlton County Historical Society: ACM Band/Soloists Concert
Free and open to the public. Donations to CCHS welcome
July 15 Alex Meixner interview on radio (pending)
July 16-18 Third Annual Dr. Willard A. Palmer Festival and Fundraiser
Focus: Willard Palmer, III
Historic Accordions Sounded and Explained: Helmi Harrington
Helmi’s guided tour of Museum displays, American Accordionists’
Association Archival Collection, Deffner Legacy Room, and
Library resources
Alex Meixner: Workshop 5:00 PM, Band Concert 7:00 PM, July 16
Dr. Anthony Bukoski: Readings and Music
Willard Palmer, III: Master of Music and Magic
Paul Vargason: Piano-, Chromatic-, and Diatonic Accordionist
Frank Busso, Jr. (Titano/Pancordion executive, concert pending )
Amanda Bush-Hauta: Soprano and Accordionist
Helmi’s Workshop: “Interpretation: It’s Not Written in the Notes”
Jam sessions
Membership Open Meeting; AWAM Board Meeting
Food and Refreshments
Admission charged
July 18-21 Accelerated Accordion Repair Seminar
Advanced piano accordion repair seminar: tuning, machine alignments, bellows, cosmetics, much more. 4:00 PM July 18 til noon July 21.
$350 per person
July 22-25 Accordionists and Teachers Guild Festival (Lisle, IL)
AWAM Traveling Museum Display
Helmi’s History Workshop: Accordions Sounded on Historic Instruments,
Organological Evolution, Types, Qualities, more
Accordion Concertina Music Band and Students Perform / Compete
August 22 Ethnic Evening: French and Musettes 7:00 PM
Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
September 19 Ethnic Evening: Latin and Tango 7:00 PM
Music, History, Songs and Legends, Food and Jam Session
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
November 8 John Scaffeo Concert 4:00 PM
Admission charged

Please watch the website www.accordionworld.org for further information.

9th Accordion Art Festival - Roseto/Italia

by Diatonic News
ITALIA AWARD

(Concorso Internazionale)
20, 21 giugno 2015 (Roseto degli Abruzzi, TE)

Categorie STUDENTI
Il concorso si articolerà nelle seguenti SEZIONI A CATEGORIE:
. FISARMONICA CLASSICA (tutti i tipi)
. FISARMONICA VIRTUOSO (tutti i tipi)
. FISARMONICA DIATONICA (fino 4 bassi)
. ALTRI STRUMENTI (tutti gli strumenti e tutti stili)
Ogni sezione è divisa nelle seguenti CATEGORIE per ANNO DI NASCITA:
. cat. A (fino a 10 anni)
. cat. B (fino a 12 anni)
. cat. C (fino a 14 anni)
. cat. D (fino a 16 anni)
. cat. E (fino a 18 anni)
. cat. F (Senza limiti di età)

Categorie CONCERTIST
. FISARMONICA CLASSICA Junior (fino 18 anni), Senior (oltre 18 anni)
. FISARMONICA VIRTUOSO Junior (fino 18 anni), Senior (oltre 18 anni)
. FISARMONICA DIATONICA Junior (fino 18 anni), Senior (oltre 18 anni

tutto il regolarmento in download al: 2015AArt.pdf

info@accordionartfestival.com

Playing Tango during your holidays - Holland

by Diatonic News
Every year Studio TangoMuziek organizes tango music courses in beautiful vacation sceneries in Europe, in co-operation with different organisations. At the same time Tango Alegre provides dance workshops.

Music and dance is central, so you can participate as musician or as dancers, or in a combination of both. Also the evenings are filled with dance and live music.

GETTING TO KNOW THE COURSES

On June 7th you can get acquainted with the summer program of Studio TangoMuziek, by participating in a ensemble. By playing together you can taste the atmosphere of the summer courses.

Time: 15:00 - 16:30 hour
Price: 7,5 euro

Location: Vleutenseweg 420, Utrecht (oud schoolgebouw)

Enroll or info: contact@tangomuziek.nl

THE POSSIBILITIES

4 until 11 July: Tango music and dance vacation nearby Perugia (IT).

12 t/m 18 juli: Course Voice and Guitar in La Maison Neuve, Antran (FR)

A close encounter with Purcell, Ginastera and Piazzolla.

(advanced and professional)


18 untill 25 July: yoga & tangoweek at La Maison Neuve, Antran (FR)

(advanced niveau)

15 t/m 22 August: Tango music and dance with Muziekindevakantie.nl
(all levels)

http://www.tangomuziek.nl/?Op_vakantie

26th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival Austin/Texas - USA

by Diatonic News
Sat Jun 6, 2015 - 7:00PM.
Venue: Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Texas Folklife will bring its annual celebration of the state’s accordion roots music to Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. In keeping with its mission to preserve and present Texas’s diverse musical heritage, the festival will feature stars and legends in polka, Cajun zydeco, and conjunto.

This year’s accordion stars will include Debra Peters and the Love Saints, Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players, and the Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs. They will be joined onstage by this year’s Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners: Elizabeth Kelley (Cajun/Zydeco), Brandon Hodde (Polka), and Rito Peña (Conjunto).

One of the important ways Texas Folklife carries out its mission is by introducing the culture bearers of the past to the culture bearers of the future. This will be on display at the 26th annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival as the three young winners from the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest take to the stage to play with these powerhouse performers.

Not only will the young players benefit from this joyous musical connection, but those lucky enough to be in the audience will have the opportunity to witness this generational passing of the torch.

See more at: http://texasfolklife.org/event/26th-annual-accordion-kings-queens#sthash.v9H6IDDe.dpuf

32. Donauinselfest 2015 - Wien/Österreich

by Diatonic News
Das 32. Donauinselfest findet vom 26. bis 28. Juni 2015 in Wien statt.

Ende Juni 2015 wird sich die beliebte Donauinsel zu Beginn des Sommers wieder in Europas größtes Open Air Festival bei freiem Eintritt verwandeln und zigtausende Besucherinnen und Besucher aus aller Welt anlocken

Auch in diesem Jahr Donauinselfest sind wieder zahlreiche musikalische Highlights aus allen Genres zu Gast: internationale Superstars, heimische Legenden, „Sterne“ des Schlagerhimmels und viele mehr.

Es wird für das 32. Donauinselfest Musik für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei sein – rund 2.000 Künstler/Innen und mehr als 600 Stunden Programm sind angedacht.

www.donauinselfest.at

Misteriosa Buenos Aires - Tango/Schweiz

by Diatonic News
Misteriosa Buenos Aires
... klassisch, inspirierend, romantisch...
Misteriosa de Buenos Aires steht in der Tradition der großen Orchester der 40er Jahre und argentinischer Folklore. Sie spielen – im Geiste Di Sarlis - einen aktuellen Tango des Buenos Aires von heute, ohne die
Essenz des Tangos zu verlieren.
Wir freuen uns auf einen umfassenden Tango Abend!

Musiker:
Javier Arias, Piano/Arrangement/Direktion
Damián González Gantes, Violine
Julián Laquidara, Violine
Pablo Martinez Lammer, Violine
Matias Coban, Violine
Diego Benbassat, Bandoneón
Nicolás Codega, Bandoneón
Santiago Gil, Bandoneón
Patricio Peralta, Kontrabass
Eliana Sosa, Sängerin

Preis: CHF 45.-/35.- (Gönner und Studenten)
Webseite: http://www.misteriosabuenosaires.com/

Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses/Seminars/Stages, Reports etc.


Les Stages d'accordéon diatonique de Saint Pierre - FRANCE

by Diatonic News
Dates : 27 juillet au 2 août 2015
Niveau : tous niveaux
Accordéon : 2 et 3 rangées. Occultation des tierces, indépendance acquise des deux mains sur une mélodie simple, position des accords de base* (*support fourni sur demande en amont du stage).

Support : partitions et oreille

Matériel facultatif : papier à musique, pupitre, métronome, enregistreur.

La Paix Déménage • Saint-Pierre • 26310 Beaumont-en-Diois • lapaixdemenage@wanadoo.fr

Programme du stage d’accordéon diatonique 2014 (adapté en fonction du niveau)

Musicalité et technique instrumentale :
• Son : maîtrise du soufflet, attaque, percussion, appuis, articulation (lié,
détaché, piqué), phrasé, nuances.
• Eléments de théorie musicale : formation des accords et des principales
gammes.
• Connaissance du clavier, travail de gammes et positions d’accords.
• Arpèges et rythmiques dans les quatre mesures de base : 2 temps binaire
et ternaire, 3 temps binaire et ternaire.
• Découverte de l’improvisation
• Plan de travail spécifique pour 3 rangs (dans différentes tonalités), notion
de transposition.

La pratique collective :
• La musique d’ensemble en petit groupe et en grand groupe.
• Le travail sur l’arrangement d’un morceau (variations, harmonisation,
contrechant, accompagnement, improvisation).

Les Ateliers découvertes :
• Le Sound Painting.
• La reconnaissance des intervalles simples.
• L’atelier chanson.
• L’impro libre.

La mise en pratique :
• L’animation des bals et des apéros tous les soirs, le rapport
musique/danse, l’improvisation sur des grilles.
• Le dernier soir, la présentation devant un public du travail de la semaine

http://lapaixdemenage.fr/

Haapavesi Folk Music Festival - Finland

by Diatonic News
Haapavesi Folk Music Festival is a special summer event held every year in the end of June, just after our midsummer. The festival consists of a five days long folk music course followed by the actual folk music Festival spanning four to five days.

The Festival was founded in 1989 and the heart of the festival, the Folk Course, a few years earlier in 1987. The program of the festival consists of high quality folk music acts all over the world. Most of the artists represent the Finnish folk music scene, but international artists from all around the world form an essential part of the programme every year.

The music from Ireland and North America is in the spotlight every year among music from other different and sometimes exotique countries and cultures. In addition, children haven’t been forgotten when it comes to the selection of artists. The programme consists of workshops, seminars and concerts in different stages, many of them acoustic.

Teachers of the Folk course come from Finland and abroad as well. The course offers the participants the opportunity of getting familiar with different music cultures while also providing first-rate guidance in specific instruments. The course is targeted for all folk music lovers regardless of age.

Children have their own teachers in the programme. The festival is organised by the Haapavesi Folk association with a small personnel and a large important group of volunteer workers. The artistic group of the festival crafts the programme for the festival and the course. See photos of previous festivals in Picasa – Haapavesi Folk Music Festival!

Program 2015
The list of the artists 2015 and their website/MySpace/Facebook links will be updated here and to the ”Esiintyjät”-page during the spring.

http://www.haapavesifolk.com/inenglish/

Organetti-Masterclass con Riccardo Tesi - Sardegna/Italia

by Diatonic News
Riccardo TesiVideo above: Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana, Riccardo Tesi (organetto), Maurizio Geri (guitar), Gigi Biolcati: (percussion), Claudio Carboni (saxaphone).

la nuova edizione di “Mare e Miniere”, dedicata alle musiche popolari, alla cultura e ai paesaggi della Sardegna, si svolgerà Dal 28 giugno al 4 luglio 2015 a Portoscuso (80 km da Cagliari). Il progetto nella sua ottava edizione è curato dall’Associazione culturale Elena Ledda Vox.

“Mare e Miniere” con tante iniziative oltre alla musica popolare, cultura si vocalizza sul magnifico territorio e paesaggi della Sardegna con la presenza di Elena Ledda e Simonetta Soro per il corso di canto popolare; Riccardo Tesi terrà il corso di organetto diatonico (aperto a tutti i livelli).; Nando Citarella per tamburello, tammorra e danze popolari mediterranee; Pietro Cernuto per il corso di flauti di canne o pastorali; Luigi Lai per il corso di launeddas; i fratelli Simone e Nicolò Bottaso per il corso di musica d’insieme; Alessandro Foresti per le danze poplari della tradizione europea e Giuseppe Sardo per il corso di ballo sardo.

Tutti i corsi si svolgeranno a Portoscuso, in provincia di Carbonia-Iglesias.

Vuoi studiare organetto e fare una bella vacanza ? Questa è l'occasione giusta - inscriviti subito - per ulteriori informationi: mareminiere@gmail.com

Video: Andre Rieu & Carlos Buono perform Tango - Netherlands

by Diatonic News
Andre Rieu & Carlos Buono perform Piazzolla Adios Nonino and Libertango in concert, Maastricht. Published on Feb 1, 2014

29th Long Beach Bayou Festival - CA/USA

by Diatonic News
Long Beach, CA 90807

In its 29th year, the Long Beach Bayou Festival is proud to continue its time-honored legacy in the city by the sea.

The Long Beach Bayou Festival offers patrons a weekend filled with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place called ‘home’-- New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country. We are excited to share the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans Culture with Long Beach.

We invite you to delight in the specialties of Cajun and Creole cuisine and savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy. Rich in cultural music traditions, the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival presents a wide range of groups, featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists.

Foto/bottom: GENO DELAFOSE_CHUBBY CARRIER_STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
Foto/right: David Sousa

Information: http://www.longbeachbayou.com/artists/
GENO DELAFOSE_CHUBBY CARRIER_STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS

DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL - Ireland

by Diatonic News
Carolin Kean / Winds
Sharon Shannon12th- 14th June, 2015

Sharon Shannon (diatonic accordion) and the Winds with Caroline Kean (concertina) will be performing. Check out the website for extact time and venue

Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
telephone: +353 65 707 4111
email: info@hoteldoolin.ie
http://www.doolinfolkfestival.com/artists.html

Video: Adria Trailer - Italy

by Diatonic News
Adria Trailer. Published on Jan 13, 2015
Live di Adria estratto dal concerto tenutosi a Bitonto il 4 Ottobre 2014 all'interno del Festival Di voce in voce a cura di Radicanto

Rachele Andrioli Voce
Claudio Prima Organetto, voce
Emanuele Coluccia Sax
Francesco Pellizzari Batteria, percussioni, elettronica

Folkarria - Madrid - España

by Diatonic News
Del 5 al 7 de junio 2015
Recinto Ferial Torres de la Alameda
Madrid - España

Conciertos
•DUO BROTTO/LOPEZ
•ZEF
•TRIO DHOORE
•MAGHÚA CANTAREIROS
•CAVEZ/MONTANARO
•PEUT-ETRE JEANNE
•ZEFFEURS

Actividades
•Bailes y talleres de danza y de música
•Mercado arte-sano y ecológico
•Folklore en la calle y actividades para niños

Folkarria eco Festi-bal pretende recuperar y difundir tanto las danzas tradicionales como la música folk europea, haciendo de ellas un instrumento para la integración de diferentes culturas, combinándolas con acciones de sensibilización ecológica y consumo responsable, además de una serie de actividades participativas para adultos y niñ@s.


La 5ª edición de "Folkarria eco Festi-bal" se desarrollará una vez más a lo largo de todo un fin de semana, presentando una oferta musical de grupos nacionales (MAGHÚA CANTAREIROS) e internacionales (TRIO DHOORE, PEUT-ETRE JEANNE, ZEFFEURS, DUO BROTTO/LOPEZ, ZEF, DUO CAVEZ/MONTANARO). Además, habrá talleres de instrumentos (Acordeón diatónico, Violín y Ensemble) y talleres de danza de diversas partes del mundo y actuaciones del folklore español tradicional para todos los públicos.


El festival ofrece paralelamente un mercado eco-solidario, feria de artesanía, espacio para debates, exposiciones y otras actividades, como talleres de juego, arte, y movimiento para niños y actuaciones del folklore tradicional popular. Un año más, se pone en marcha el Concurso Folkarria de música y baile para grupos noveles.

http://www.folkarria.es/2015/index.html

New Zealand Tango Festival - Wellington/New Zealand

by Diatonic News
… The 14th Annual New Zealand Tango Festival,
Wellington, 23rd June - 1st July 2015

Three days and four nights of world-class workshops, shows and milongas, plus tango immersion courses before and after the festival.

Take part in a wonderful programme filled with international masters, performances, special guests, and a few surprises packed into every moment of the eight day programme.

The festival week starts with intensive courses run by our international masters, held in the heart of the city, within walking distance from the festival hotel, with milongas every night, and the cafe district of Wellington right outside your door.

If you want further information view: http://www.nztangofestival.co.nz

Video: Tango Reaction Official Trailor - Serbia

by Harley Jones

‘Accordions at the Castle’, Blackpool – UK

by Rob Howard
Picture above: Jean Dauvin, Caroline Hunt, Alan Young, Gennaro Ruffolo, Giancarlo Caporilli, Steve Roxton.

This year’s ‘Accordions at the Castle’ festival, organized by Heather Smith (picture below left) at the Norbreck Castle, Blackpool, was a great success. The concerts were excellent and varied, and numbers attending the event were up on the last couple of years.

The opening evening concert starred the versatile Rosemary Wright, whose popular repertoire and virtuosity got the festival off to a fine start. Monday evening saw a stunning performance of classics and operatic arias from Denise Leigh (soprano) & Stefan Andrusyschyn (accordion).

On Tuesday it was the turn of Steve Roxton, with a bierkeller type set, and Frenchman Jean Dauvin, whose musette selections on his MusicTech button accordion were very impressive indeed.

Wednesday’s concert was an Italian night, featuring a great acoustic solo performance from the maestro Giancarlo Caporilli, and a contrasting spot by Gennaro Ruffolo, demonstrating the sounds of the MusicTech. David Vernon contributed concert spots and played for Scottish dancing in the Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday concerts.

The trade show included the Birmingham Accordion Centre, Harry Kipling’s Memorabilia, Rob Howard’s accordion books, Alan Shute’s accordions and accordina stall, Roy Hendrie’s Limex products, and Caroline Hunt’s most impressive vintage accordions display. Some of the guest artists gathered together for impromptu sessions playing Caroline’s instruments.

Thursday’s finale concert featured spots by the various guests, preceded in the afternoon by performances by the workshop groups: Buskers Band (MD Bert Santilly), Vintage (MD Heather Smith), Jazz (MD Bert Santilly), Orchestra (MD Rosemary Wright), and Scottish (MD David Vernon). Mention should be made of the excellent concert contributions made night and day by Harry Hussey, Bert Santilly, and Alan Young.

Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society’s Button Box Extravaganza - USA

by Joan & Dan Grauman
WMAS buttonbox collage
Video 1: Flying High composed and performed by Frank Vidergar
Video 2: Cody's Polka composed by Ron Pivovar, performed by Cody McSherry
Video 3: Schottische performed by Casey Sutcliffe
Pictures above: Top row: Rik Kaplan, Casey Sutcliffe, Frank Vidergar
Center row: some of the button boxes used by the performers
Bottom row: Cody McSherry, Silvia Eberly, Tony Murawski

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society (WMAS) held its first “Button Box Extravaganza”, and it was a huge success!

The event featured several diatonic button accordions and these instruments were demonstrated by some of the best.

Joan Grauman introduced the crowd to the diatonic system of free-reed instruments and then demonstrated the one small free-reed instrument that is not diatonic: the English Concertina. She then introduced the presenters, beginning with Rik Kaplan who not only demonstrated the one-row diatonic Cajun accordion, but he also brought several of his beautiful Cajun accordions for a hands-on demonstration after refreshments were served.

We were then entertained by delightful, Washington, DC favorite: Silvia Eberly. Silvia played her 4-row Steirische Harmonika, a gorgeous Austrian diatonic accordion with Helikon “tuba” reeds in the bass.

Silvia played, yodeled, and then played a piece with Cody McSherry (on Steirische Harmonika) and Frank Vidergar (on Slovenian 3-row accordion). The audience was ecstatic!!

Then, we heard young Cody McSherry play – fantastically! His progress on this instrument is astounding, especially since he also takes lessons on the piano accordion, pipe and theatre organs, and he is currently starring in a dinner theatre production of “Les Miserables”.

We had a surprise performer. Casey Sutcliffe had not attended a meeting in a few years. When she came into the room on Sunday, Joan asked her to come up to perform for everyone. Casey played a beautiful Scandinavian Schottische on her 2 ½ row diatonic. Beautiful!!

Baltimore’s own Tony Murawski demonstrated the lovely Star concertina, a box-shaped diatonic instrument designed to play polkas. He played his gorgeous instruments flawlessly and it was a real treat having him join us!

Then, we were all blown away by the terrific Slovenian accordionist, Frank Vidergar. Frank makes his 3-row accordion do things the instrument was not created to do. He is amazing!

What a delightful event!! WMAS is planning to hold another button box event in the next year. Stay tuned!

Corsi d'Organetto - Italia

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Wochenseminar/Steirische Harmonika - ÖSTERREICH

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für Einsteiger/Wiedereinsteiger und Fortgeschrittene!

Multidimensionaler Unterricht – Musik für alle Sinne!
•5 Einheiten zu je 50 mit Einzel- oder Gruppenunterricht (max. 2 Personen)
•Leicht verständlicher und zeitgemäßer Unterricht – auf den Spieler abgestimmt!
•Gruppenunterricht – gemeinsam ein Stück einlernen
•Workshops zu verschiedenen Themen (z.B. Begleiten, Auswendigspiel,…)
•Tägliche Übungsbegleitung in den Zimmer
•Musikalischer Austausch vor dem Abendessen
•Gemütliches Beisammensein und Musizieren
•Abschlussabend!

Termin:
12. bis 18. Juli 2015

http://knoepferl.at/seminare/

Video: Sväng plays Kyytiläin - Finland

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Sväng plays Kyytiläinen, (The captured passenger) played live on YLE tv1 April 12, 2014.

Sväng is a popular group of contemporary Finnish musicians who have now produced 5 albums with a range of music from folk to Sibelius.

ACCORDION weekend at the MAINE CAMP - CANADA

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Junior StevensSabine JacquesAccordions have been a part of Maine Fiddle Camp since the very beginning, but as Camp has expanded, so have the opportunities to learn accordion. As in the past, this year there will be top teachers on piano accordion for both August weeks.

Sylvia Miskoe, from NH, will again be on staff for the second August week, August 16-21, and Jeremiah McLane, from VT, will be on staff once again for the first week, August 9-14.

There is a multi-level and multi-faceted accordion track. Staff members Sabin Jacques from Quebec, Jim Joseph and Junior Stevens from Maine will handle button accordion in several styles including Cajun, Irish, Quebecois and New England.

Chris Brinn will teach piano accordion in the Irish style, and there will be opportunity to learn Anglo AND English concertina as well!!

This new weekend is June 19-21. In addition to this, Sabin Jacques will be on staff for the June week, June 14-19 to teach Quebecois style button accordion.

Take a look at this video of Junior Stevens playing the Galway Rambler on the Irish concertina, or this video of him playing the Collier’s Reel on button accordion.

For more info on these programs and teachers

Harmonikaseminar in Teisendorf - Deutschland

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quirin kaiserSeminar vom 26. - 28. Juni 2015 in Teisendorf mit einem Seminarhaus, in dem man optimal untergebracht ist und genügend Möglichkeiten zum üben findet.

Bekannte Musikannten und Lehrer aus der Volksmusik werden gerne Ihr Wissen weitergeben, folgende Ziele sollen im Einzelunterricht verwirklicht werden:
•Kennenlernen des Instruments
•Erlernen der Spieltechniken (Fingersatz ...)
•Ausprobieren des freien Spiels (ohne Griffschrift-Notation)
•freies Zusammenspiel (Begleiten ….)
•... und natürlich: Spaß am Musizieren zu finden!
Eingeladen sind alle, die Interesse am Harmonikaspiel haben, ob fortgeschritten, ob Anfänger, ob mit oder ohne Instrument (Leihinstrumente können zur Verfügung gestellt werden).

Das gemütliche Beisammensein nach dem Unterricht soll natürlich auch nicht zu kurz kommen - Ein musikalisches Wochenende mit Teilnehmern aller Altersklassen unter der Leitung von Quirin Kaiser.

http://www.ziach-seminar.de/teisendorf.html

Future events / Concerts


Harmonika-Treffen auf der Alm - Austria

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Sonntag, den 7. Juni 2015

Harmonika-Treffen und Familiensonntag auf der Alm
Den Abschluss des Treffens bildet schließlich ein großer Harmonika-Treffen am nahegelegenen Brandstadl und auf der Tanzboden-Alm, die bequem mit der Scheffau Bergbahn zu erreichen sind ( Sondertarif € 9,– für Erwachsene, Kinder frei! ) Von 11 bis 16 Uhr sorgen dort regionale Gruppen und viele Harmonia-Spieler aus nah und fern für Stimmung. Natürlich haben die Teilnehmer auch wieder Gelegenheit, Ihr Können vor großem Publikum zu präsentieren. Anmeldung Online oder vor Ort.
Im Rahmes des Harmonika-Treffens bieten wir auch ein Intensivseminar an.

Info: http://knoepferl.at/harmonika-treffen/

Organetti Perificerici con Mario Salvi - Roma/Italia

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Video above: Mario Salvi - Pizzica di Villa Castelli, published on May 1, 2014. This pizzica is dedicated to Micchiudd' de Ros'Alò and Martino 'a Rutella, traditional musicians of Villa Castelli.

Il 6/7 Giugno 2015 Mario Salvi sarà al Circolo Gianni Bosio per un LAB.

Per ulteriori informazioni consulta:
www.circologiannibosio.it

Danças Ocultas & Dom La Nena - Spain/France

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25.06.15 Givry (F) Festival Musicaves Dancas Ocultas & Dom La Nena

DANÇAS OCULTAS
Four accordions from the edge of Europe


"Danças Ocultas" are four young accordionsts from Agueda near Porto who are among the most innovative and most exciting representatives of contemporary Portuguese music. For some years now they have been rising on the international world music scene – with an apparently very simple concept: quiet, lyrical, more or less traditional, with only four diatonic accordions.

Info: http://www.lesmusicaves.fr/artist/dom-la-nena-dancas-ocultas/

4. Tiroler Knöpferl-Harmonika-Treffen 2015 - Austria

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Harmonika-Treffen vom 5. bis 7.6 2015
in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser!

Ein Muss für alle Harmonika-Freunde!

Der Wilde Kaiser mit seinen dunklen Bergenwäldern und imposanten Felswänden ist perfekte Kulisse für unser Harmonika-Treffen. In dieser majestätischen Landschaft erwarten dich viele musikalische Highlights von namhaften Gruppen und Musikern.

Aber auch Hobby-Harmonika-Spieler aus nah und fern erhalten bei uns die Chance, Ihr Können zu präsentieren!
Freitag, den 5. Juni 2015

Los geht’s mit einer zünftigen “Wirtshausmusig” im Gasthof Weberbauer (Ortszentrum Scheffau/Wilden Kaiser), wo regionale Gruppen in lockerer Atmosphäre aufspielen. Beginn: 19 Uhr Anmeldung online oder vor Ort erbeten.

Samstag, den 6. Juni 2015
Im Dorfzentrum steigt wieder das große “Fest der Harmonika“. Ab 18 Uhr wird der Platz vor dem Musikpavillon in eine vielfarbige Klangwolke gehüllt. Stargast an diesem Abend: Der italienische Harmonika-Virtuose Denis Novato, der mit seiner Band für diesen Abend nach Scheffau kommmt. “Der dreifache Weltmeister aus Triest war schon für den Grammy Award in Los Angeles nominiert und gilt aufgrund seiner Perfektion schon lange als einer der weltbesten Harmonikaspieler.

Mit dabei diesen Abend auch Hubert Klausner und einige seiner größten Harmonika-Talente, die Solisten Eduard Huber und Loui Herinx sowie das Knöpferl-Ensemle mit den beiden Autoren Peter Thurner und Josef Rupprechter.

Tipp: Ab 17 Uhr 30 Harmonika- und Notenausstellung. Direkt beim Pavillion/Ortszentrum.

Info:http://knoepferl.at/intensivseminar/
Loui Herinx

Sväng performing at the Haapavesi Folk Festival - Finland

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22-28.6.2015 / Haapavesi

Sväng on suomalaisen nykymusiikin huikeimpia ilmentymiä. Kvartetti on raivannut tiensä kansainväliseksi varteenotettavaksi toimijaksi. Yhtyeen tuotanto on laaja Sibeliuksesta omiin sävellyksiin, kansanmusiikista jatsiin. Yhtyeen viides albumi ”KARJA-LA” (2014) ammentaa voimansa karjalaisesta hevonhännän hankauksesta, jepualaisesta hyppymenuetista ja romanialaisten katusoittajien pakkasen kovettamista sormista, mutta loihtii myös esiin kaikuja Sibeliukselta, Merikannolta ja muilta kansallisromanttisilta säveltäjiltä. Karja-La on paikoin tummasävyisempi ja henkilökohtaisempi kuin yhtyeen aiemmat levyt, mutta tuttu rytminen ilotulitus on silti mukana. Folkeilla Sibeliuskonsertti ja mukana on myös Haapaveden kamariorkesteri.

Sväng is a group of contemporary Finnish musicians. The Quartet has paved its way into significant international actors. The band's productions are of a wide Sibelius's own compositions, folk music and jazz. The band's fifth album, "LIVESTOCK-LA" (2014) drew its strength from Karelian hevonhännän abrasion, jepualaisesta hyppymenuetista and Romanian street musicians, but also conjures up echoes from Sibelius, Merikanto and other national romantic composers. Cattle-La is in some places darker and more personal than the band's previous albums, but the familiar rhythms are still included. Folk is also in the Sibelius Concert and also Haapavesi Chamber Orchestra. Perhaps

www.svang.fi
http://www.haapavesifolk.com/ohjelma/

11de Internationaal Harmonika Festival - Belgien

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Video: Schützenliesel by Simon Cardinaels

11de “Internationaal HarmonikaFestival” – Open Air -
Zondag 21 juni 2015
Café Den Dörpel ( aan Kerk )
Dr. Haubenlaan 32
3630 Maasmechelen

Optreden van HarmonikaSpelers van Beginners tot meer dan gevorderden om niet Profi’s te zeggen !!!!!
Special act !!! ( kontakten zijn lopende ! )
BBQ ( op voorhand inschrijven )
afsluiten van avond met Superformatie “Tirol Sound ” www.tirolsound.nl




For further information contact: Simon Cardinaels
simon@cardinaels.be
http://www.harmonika.be

BATACAZO on Tour in June 2015 - Argentinia

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11 JUIN Milonga - Festival Le Printemps du Tango MULHOUSE 68
13 JUIN Concert - Barrio Loco TOULOUSE 31
13 JUIN Milonga -Festival Tango SAINT PUY 32
14 JUIN Milonga - Festival Tango SAINT PUY 32
20 JUIN Ty tango milonga VANNES
21 JUIN Milonga - Fête de la Musique RODEZ 12
24 JUIN Concert - Festival Les Musicaves GIVRY 71
26 JUIN Milonga - Festival Tango Limouzi LIMOGES 87
30 JUIN "La revolucion del tango" La maquina tanguera TOULOUSE 31

Gaspar Pocai Bandonéon et chant http://gasparpocai.blogspot.fr
Sergio Saraniche Guitare
Xavier Gainche Piano
Aurélien Deléron Contrebasse

More information: http://batacazo31.wix.com/batacazo#!agenda/cmh1

Harmonika-Schnupperikurs - Tirol/Österreich

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Du willst die Steirische Harmonika kennenlernen?

Garantiert wird eine leicht verständliche und zeitgemäße Einführung.
Ein Instrument inkl. Lehrwerk steht dir für den Zeitraum des Workshops zur Verfügung.

Es beinhaltet:
•Kennenlernen des Instrumentes
•Grundlagen der Steirische Harmonika
•Spielweise & Methodik zum Erlernen des Instrument
•Balgführung (Druck & Zug)
•Erklärung Fingersätze (4- oder 5-Fingersatz)
•Kleine Musiklehre
•Praxisübungen: Mit dem Ziel, ein einfaches Stück zu lernen!

Termin: Samstag, 6. Juni 2015

Ort: Musikschule Scheffau

Unkostenbeitrag: € 18,– pro Person

Zeit: nach Vereinbarung

Dauer: ca. 1 Stunde

Teilnehmer: 2 bis 3 Personen in einer Stunde

Wir freuen uns, dich bei deinem musikalischen Start begleiten zu dürfen!

Tipp: Die ersten 10 Urlaubsbuchungen erhalten einen kostenlosen Schnupper-Workshop.

Info: http://knoepferl.at/workshop/

Concert "Modern Tango" Manul Comté & B'Strings with Tomàs Gubitsch - Belgium

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http://www.manucomte.com/upcoming-dates.html

CD/VIDEO/Book (New/Reviews/Presentations)


CD "Live in Scotland" by Tim Edey - UK

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Video: Tim Edey Trio live on BBC ALBA plays The bass rock set. Tim Edey Trio play Cuz Teehans/The Bass rock (Mike McGoldrick live from Celtic connections, Glasgow and broadcast by BBC ALBA on christmas day 2013 for the series "Cuirm" Tim Edey Trio and Solas the Irish-American supergroup. This set was first recorded by Tim on his self released debut album "Daybreak" which featured Michael McGoldrick.

Exclusive new stunning “Live in Scotland” album recorded by the Tim Edey Trio for their Australian tour 2014/15.

Recorded and mixed by none other than top Rock/roots engineer Robin Wynn Evans (The manic street preachers, The View, Sam Brown, Dodgy).


http://timedey.co.uk/

New Book by Mark Söhngen - Netherlands

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New bOOK By Mark Söhngen has just been released.

Many other books from this artist are available - if you want to know more - pls see: http://www.marksohngen.nl/Boeken.htm

CD Review: L'armonica a mantice di Giuseppe Greggiati - Italy

by Alessandro Mugnoz
L'armonica a mantice di Giuseppe Greggiati,CD Reviews Index for the Review of L'armonica a mantice di Giuseppe Greggiati, in English and Italian languages.

Performer Corrado Rojac, reviewed by Alessandro Mugnoz.

Lernen mit Methode - Österreich

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Lernen mit Methode - birgt die Garantie für guten und schnellen Erfolg …

Die Knöpferl-Schule beinhaltet einige didaktische Finessen:

•Sie beginnt mit dem 2/4 Takt! Das ist ein gerader Takt und somit leichter zu spielen.
•Sie ermöglicht schon in der ersten Stunde die ganzen Knöpfe der 2. Reihe von tief bis hoch zu spielen in der rechten Hand, sowie auch in der linken Hand zu spielen. Das führt anfangs schon zu einem freien Spiel, die „Finger fliegen nur so über die Knöpfe“
•Erstmals ist es auch gelungen wichtige musikalische Themen, wie zum Beispiel Tonartwechsel, die Tonleiter, Harmonielehre und Begleiten verständlich und einfach für die Steirische Harmonika aufzubereiten.
•Dieses Lehrwerk ist als Basis für alle Griffschriftsysteme zu sehen.

Weitere Information auf: http://knoepferl.at/lernen-mit-methode/

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